Our passion is to develop and produce the most reliable sensing solutions that empower our customers to run safe and sustainable systems. In multidisciplinary teams we achieve our goal of providing our customers an excellent service and high quality products - for markets like transport (such as railway, large engines, marine vessels), for sustainable industries (like hydrogen and wind power applications) - and just recently also for electric drives. We are the worldwide market leader in the development and production of sensors for gas density monitoring in power grids.
Thanks to our well-coordinated global sales team, we are close at hand - wherever you as our customers need us. With our professional competence and our creativity, we have already mastered many of our customers' sensor challenges.
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Trafag - our qualities
Technological prowess, manufacturing expertise and a customer-oriented outlook form the three cornerstones of the independent Trafag company. Trafag is headquartered in Bubikon, Switzerland and has grown to more than 350 employees. A fifth of its employees in Switzerland are involved in the fields of research and development, production technology or applications engineering.
The direct availability of these resources enables Trafag to be extremely flexible in the areas of development and production as well as in its perception and implementation of customer requirements. Thanks to modular engineering, Trafag is able to efficiently adapt its standard products to the specific needs of customers and to develop special OEM solutions.
Trafag maintains an active presence in over 40 countries. A great number of customers in wide-ranging industrial sectors such as mechanical engineering, hydraulics, engine manufacturing, shipbuilding, railway technology or high-voltage technology appreciate the cooperation offered by our technically competent customer advisory service.
The ability to produce and manufacture its strategically important components in-house means that Trafag can both mass-produce and manufacture on a small scale at short notice. Rigorous quality management in accordance with ISO 9001, state of the art production facilities under clean room conditions and stringently monitored production processes ensure that Trafag meets the highest quality demands.
The quality and ecological performance of our products are an integral part of the Trafag philosophy and have been a central pillar of our success for eight decades.
For Trafag AG, it goes without saying that business and the environment must be in harmony. In this context, global climate change represents a particular challenge for all of us.
In this sense, we take our ecological responsibility as a company seriously and commit ourselves and all business partners to sustainable and environmentally conscious behavior in our corporate mission statement, based on ISO 14001. For this reason, the building at the Bubikon site was constructed according to the Minergie standard and is air-conditioned with a heat pump. Since the entire electricity requirement is covered by Swiss hydropower, Trafag can guarantee 100% CO2-neutral production at the Bubikon site.
The assurance and targeted, continuous improvement of quality and environmental performance is a task for all employees of our company. It requires conscious commitment and active cooperation.
In addition to numerous supplier awards from our international customers, our products are qualified by certificates and international approval authorities.
Further approval documents and certificates can be found in the download area.
Trafag was established in 1942 as a family business, initially manufacturing transformers. Over the years, Trafag developed, produced and sold mechanical regulators for pressure and temperature with thermostats and pressure switches. At the same time, the sales network was steadily expanded with distributors and subsidiaries. The step towards developing and producing pressure transmitters was made possible by the in-house development and production of sensor membranes. For the monitoring of gas density in high- and medium-voltage systems, mechanically functioning gas density monitors were added first, followed by gas density sensors. With the development of its own ASIC microchip for sensors and investments in the magnetic field technology, Trafag can rightly call itself a high-tech sensor company and is successfully positioning itself as such on the international market – and has done so for more than three-quarters of a century.
In addition to the establishment of sales and distribution, investments were also made in the production sites. With the GfS Gesellschaft für Sensorik GmbH in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, expertise is channelled into Trafag AG: the company specialises in the physical processes of thin-film coating for steel sensor membranes, thick film on ceramic as well as in the production of nickel RTD temperature sensors. For over 30 years, pressure sensors have now been produced by GfS for Trafag AG.
At «Trafag spol. s.r.o.», the Trafag plant in Tachov, Czech Republic, thermostats and mechanical pressure switches as well as components for electronic pressure gauges and gas density controllers have been manufactured since 2008. Here, the steel sensor membranes of the Trafag pressure transmitters are turned precisely on complex geometries to thousandths of a millimetre.
Trafag Controls India Pvt Ltd. in Gurgaon, India, produces thermostats and pressure switches for the Indian market. Before Trafag Controls India was founded in 2006, the former company, Varma Trafag Instruments Ltd., had already been producing Trafag devices under licence for the local market since 1984.
The centre of the development activities for the entire Trafag Group is based in Bubikon, Switzerland. A diverse team consisting of engineers, technicians and scientists conducts research in core technologies and develops products for temperature, pressure and gas density measurement and monitoring. Even the manufacturing processes and necessary means of production, which are core elements for the unique quality and reliability of Trafag products, are developed here. Customer projects are also supervised from here and the necessary processes for production are defined and developed.
At Trafag GmbH in Unterensingen, Germany, products based on the magnetic field principle are developed and predominantly used for force and torque measurement. The corresponding customer projects are supervised from here and the necessary processes for production are defined and developed. At the Competence Centre for Embedded Magnetic Sensors (EMS) in Öhringen, Germany, a team of specialists is researching and developing function modules, on which the magnetic field-based sensors developed in Unterensingen are based.
Trafag India already started adapting Trafag products for the local market at an early stage and primarily for the local production and purchase of components from India. The expertise developed over the years results in the first mechanical pressure switch in 2016, which is developed in India and brought onto the market.
More than 60 years ago, Trafag AG, together with the Motoco company in Germany, began penetrating international markets. As the demand for thermostats, pressure switches and electronic pressure transmitters was steadily increasing, they collaborated with independent sales representatives and agents. Later, sales subsidiaries were founded as well.
|1971||Trafag GmbH, Austria|
|1994||Poltraf Sp.z.o.o., as joint venture, Poland|
|1995||Trafag S.à r.l., France|
|1996||Trafag (UK) Ltd., Great Britain|
|1996||Trafag Italia S.p.A., Italy|
|1997||Trafag GmbH, Germany|
|2001||Trafag spol.s.r.o., Czech Republic|
|2008||Trafag Controls India Co. Ltd., India|
|2014||Trafag Inc., USA|
|2014||Trafag Japan Co. Ltd., Japan|
|2015||Trafag España S.L., Spain|